Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 23

Scotland's tea culture and consumption might be overshadowed by the likes of their neighbors, England and Ireland, but tea is certainly important there and there's even a Scottish Breakfast tea blend to keep the likes of Irish Breakfast tea and English Breakfast tea company. There are also famous Scottish tea people from history like James …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 22

It has become customary to include a novelty tea infuser in each one of these reports whenever possible. So, with no further ado, here's the latest and greatest. It seems rather appropriate for an object that's dunked in water and is called a Deep Tea Diver Infuser. I wrote about tea smuggling at this site …

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Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 17

We've written about Tregothnan Estate many times at this site and here's the proof. It's noteworthy for the fact that it's the only significant producer of tea in a place where tea is consumed with great enthusiasm - the United Kingdom. Recently, it was announced, as one of the British papers put it, that "English …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 15

Our top story this month could probably fall into the realm of both gadget and offbeat news and feels more than a little bit like something out of a science fiction book or movie. As the story goes, one prominent British tea company is striving to sell more tea in Kuwait by using a hologram …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 13

There are a couple of themes that seem to crop up now and then when it comes to gimmicky tea-related stuff. One is using tea in one way or another to make some sort of art and the other is using tea to make or flavor beer or spirits. The latter is a topic I …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report VIII

Let's start with the offbeat news this time around. Does it get any more offbeat than breast milk in tea? Hard to say. I'm not sure who Mylene Klass is or what her claim to fame is. But apparently she's well known enough that the British press is abuzz of her recent revelation that when …

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Tea Developments, Monthly Report June 2013

June is iced tea month, but there’s been a lot more going on than that in terms of tea developments. Here’s a quick look at some that may not necessarily be new but are still not in the mainstream of tea drinkers’ awareness. 20 Teas Selected as Best for Serving Iced Iced tea can be …

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Tea Developments, Monthly Report May 2013

Here’s a quick look at some tea developments that may not necessarily be new but are still not in the mainstream of tea drinkers’ awareness. U.S. Tea Growers Expanding Nigel Melican reports: “I now have positive responses from tea growers in eight US states - and many more potential growers - that's marvellous [sic] in …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report VI

Is drinking tea bad for you? Well, apparently it is if you drink it to ridiculous excess. Of course, you could probably make the argument that anything you consume in ridiculous amounts becomes bad for you. A recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine has garnered a rather ridiculous amount of press in …

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Tea Developments, Monthly Report April 2013

Here’s a quick look at some tea developments that may not necessarily be new but are still not in the mainstream of tea drinkers’ awareness. Tea Harvests Progress First flush teas are generally harvested in March and April, depending on their location. In China: Pre-Qing teas are harvested from about March 30th through April 5th, …

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